Jennifer Mann BDY/EYU
I have collected experiences as a yogini, yoga teacher, professional dancer, choreographer, modern/contemporary dance and improvisation teacher, as well as a partner and mother. I have taught yoga for 18 years and dance for 26 years.
I teach yoga, modern/contemporary dance (weiss-mann technique) and improvisation at schools, studios, businesses and dance companies throughout Europe, USA and Asia. I organise international retreats and workshops and teach at festivals such as Bolzano Danza, Italy and The Dance Alps Festival, Austria. In Berlin, I can be found in Yoga Sky, yellow yoga and Marameo, and I am on the teaching team of the first International Shiva Shakti Yoga Teacher Training (500 hrs).
Influences and Certifications:
I began my yoga teacher studies in the USA with Iyengar yoga teacher James Bryan (theyogaschool.com.au), and then continued on with a four year certification program at the Yoga Akademie Berlin with Yogacharya Ananda Leone, the founder of Shiva Shakti Yoga (yogaakademie.de). I am a certified member of the Berufsverband der Yogalehrenden Deutschland (BDY) and the European Yoga Union (EYU). In 2019 I furthered my practice and study of Yin Yoga, completing a series of intensive studies with Josh Summers (joshsummers.net). I am also actively following the practices and guidance of the spiritual master Sri Mooji Baba (mooji.org).
As a young dancer, I began my training with Judy Williams Henry in Movement Laboratory (themovementlaboratory.com) in Lancaster, PA, USA. I studied dance and received a BFA with honors, at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, USA. Upon graduation, I embarked on a career in Europe as a performing artist with various choreographers and companies such as the Group Motion Company, Beppie Blankert, Johannes Boenig, Jean Marc Le Bon, Howard Katz Fireheart, the Wee Dance Co. and Norman Douglas. With Heidi Weiss (heidi-weiss.com), I co- founded the “Zen in the Basement Dance Co.” with whom I performed and co-choreographed many projects presented throughout Germany and abroad. Some of these projects have been invited to international festivals and have been supported by foundations such as the Hauptstadtkulturfonds, Berlin.
I am also certified to lead the Group Motion Workshop (groupmotion.org) an improvisational evening focused on the universal language of movement and collective healing. I was certified by Laina Fischbeck (dead-company.blogspot.com), performing artist and Group Motion facilitator residing in Rennes, France.
“To witness the magic of Jennifer Mann means to see light, love and laughter fuse into movement.”